The Selkie Sanctuary is a seaside art studio, ceremonial space, and cottage home on land that is ritually engaged with and cared for. It is a place where many have come to restore their sealskin/soulskin. A place where intentionally created offerings come to life. Where medicine is made.
The story begins in 2017 as "The Sanctuary", a place of solo solace and community ceremony. Many hands and hearts gathered here often, always with intention, always seeking decompression, soul-tending, restoration, and connection. Everything from Solstice celebrations to weekend medicinal painting retreats. From labyrinth meditation walks to wild dance movement late into the night.
2019 saw the cottage welcome our family full time, a love story unfolded of the mythic storytelling kind, and with that, a larger volume of conscious artistic work began to be created here. The easels are ready, the kiln is waiting, the apothecary is full, and the cairn is holding good space. Medicine is being made here more and more and more to travel out and meet people wherever they are. In this way, the "Selkie Sanctuary" came into being.
And more is coming too. Our story is just getting going and it's really really good! Have a look at the Sanctuary Events page to look around our place, stay connected as projects develop, new structures are built, and follow us on Instagram for updates on happenings and to see the most current creations that move through our hands and out our doors.
She perceives subtle shifts in the wind with a turn of her fingertips
Speaks stories from unseen realms to listening hearts and ears
She navigates the currents of the natural world, Re-membering and Witnessing
Slow cooks rich brews for soul food feasting
Makes marks of medicine and births Beings with purpose
Hears the tide change its course and sings to the seals from the shore
She senses Rightness through the hairs on her arms
and the touch of her Beloved when afar
A truth teller, a way shower, a holder of sacred space
she has been called teacher, spiritual leader, mother, lover
she has been named Bean Feasa, earth selkie, Sovereign Weaver, dream maker
and walks between and within worlds
in ceremony and reciprocity
A plethora of online sacred living courses, workshops, immersion programs, sacred living videos, written work, plus one-to-one soul restoration sessions and divination readings are still available through my original offering space 3 Fold Balance where many within my community first met me.
There you will find information on everything from hosting solo and communal ceremonies, how to create ritual tools, begin reclaiming spiritual practices from your cultural heritage, divination techniques, spirit journeys and westernized "shamanism", and so very much more
COMING SOON: The Secret Garden Working Studio & Gallery
In the heart of Powell River, a new working studio and gallery is underway!
With stained glass windows and most charming open kitchen, the Secret Garden will house the works of modern nomad, Suzanne Glick, devotional artist, Juliette Jarvis, and more Cascadia bioregion artisans offering down to earth goods and experiences.
Natural dye workshops, food preservation dates, card and tea leaf readings, ceremonial ceramics, handwoven ritual wear, eco-print slow couture fashions, and in house artisans happily giving demonstrations and answering questions.
This beautiful space boasts not only bespoke local wares, but is also available to artisans and facilitators as a rental space ~ it's also where I'll be offering readings.
Follow us on our Facebook Page to stay abreast of the latest events, send us a message for a Participation Package if you are keen to join us, and keep an eye out for the grand opening Summer 2023!